The Consumer Club is an initiative of the Government of India. It was introduced at the college in the 2007-2008 session. Two or three faculty members act as Convenors, and there are a number of student members, usually from the Commerce and Economics depts.
Aims and Nature of the Club:
1. To educate students about rights of the consumers as provided in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986
2. To mobilise youngsters by instilling in them the spirit of protection of consumer rights
3. To impart knowledge about the role of consumers in protection of their rights and to strengthen the consumer movement in India.
The Consumer Club conducts awareness campaigns at least twice a year with personnel from the Kolkota or Guwahati branches of Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The Mizoram Consumers Union also sends resource persons and makes financial donations for consumer awareness. Students are informed of the highlights of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, and taught it is easier to fight big corporations and service providers as part of an organised group rather than as individuals. This is applicable to fighting against everyday issues such as public transportation fares, electricity bills, phone bills etc. The club also makes it a point to observe World Consumer Rights Day on the 15th March every year.